'Who are we turning into': Talk show host storms off set after heated debate about Michael Sam's kiss with boyfriend

On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to a heated moment on a local Dallas talk show, in which one of the hosts stormed off the set after a conversation about ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after being selected in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. After listening to the tense conversation, Glenn wondered who we are turning into and questioned the hyper-sexualization of American culture.

During Tuesday’s edition of KTXD-TV’s talk show The Broadcast, host Amy Kushnir questioned the expediency of broadcasting the extensive PDA.

“Can we just agree that this was an opportunity to make news,” Kushnir asked. “He has every right to do what he wants, that’s not my issue. I just don’t want it in my face.”

“Well, then maybe you don’t need to see romantic comedies or when people kiss on television,” one of the co-hosts shot back.

“Why does [Kushnir] not have the right to say what she means without being slandered,” another co-host countered before Kushnir gathered her belongings and left the set.

Watch the argument unfold below:

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“I want you to listen to this for two reasons,” Glenn said. “One, tell me who we're turning into. We're being led by the either the worst people in the world or the dumbest people in the world. And then on top of it, tell me how this lasts.”

While it is clear from the clip that Kushnir’s cohost doesn’t understand the meaning of the word racist, the heated exchange speaks to a larger issue about the expectations people have when watching programming.

“Do you really think that,” Pat asked. “I mean do you believe that homosexuality is part of racism? Or do you think that homosexuality is a race? Or do you think that everything that you don't like is racism?”

“She keeps using that word. I don't think it means what she thinks it means,” Glenn added. “Then she brings up the Nicholas Sparks movie. Hey, would you listen up here for a second? I'm paying my money to go see a Nicholas Sparks movie. I know exactly what I'm getting. I know there's going to be guys and girls or two guys if I go to a gay Nicholas Sparks movie. I know exactly what I'm getting.”

When it comes to watching a sporting event on ESPN, however, Glenn does not believe there is an expectation of sexualized content. Even a ‘family event’ like the Super Bowl has devolved into a commercial-driven machine of questionable content.

“Enough with the Go Daddy commercials during the Super Bowl. I don't need to see it. I'm there to watch it with my family,” Glenn said. “I don't want to sit there with my son or daughter having to look at sexualization of the entire culture. If I go in to a rated R movie, I go into a PG-13 movie, I go into a Nicholas Sparks movie, I know what I'm getting.”

As Glenn explained, this conversation has nothing to do with homosexuality. Instead, this incident on The Broadcast speaks to a larger devolution of an individual’s ability to express him or herself freely in society.

“I got news for you: This particular case has nothing to do with homosexuality,” Glenn said. “I'm so sick and tired of people saying, you know, ‘They want to drag us back to the 1950s.’ Excuse me? You're dragging us back to the 1950s. You have anyone who disagrees with you not able to sit at the same damn lunch counter. I no longer can sit at the same lunch counter as everybody else who has the politically correct opinion. It's not about racism. It's about my viewpoint.”

Glenn vowed that he will not shut up. He will not comply. He will not back down because he knows God lives. He encouraged his listeners to take a similar stance.

"I know God lives. I know God is involved in my life, just as much as he is in your life… Because I know he lives, you will have to imprison me… I will not sit down. I will not shut up. I won't. I will not conform. I will not comply. Period,” Glenn concluded. “If I may quote Obi-Wan Kenobi, ‘Strike me down. Strike me down. I will become far more powerful than you can imagine.”

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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